23 Jan 2016

Capitol Hill:

Found Capitol Hill: Snow!

Capitol Hill shut down again, leaving its residents to frolic in the snow. Below, some pictures from the first two days of the snowstorm some call…Snowzilla:

11 Jan 2016


Lost Capitol Hill: The Washington Light Guards

Last week, we looked at one of the militia companies that were formed in D.C. after the election of Abraham Lincoln made Washington’s location precarious. Today, we look at another of the companies, this one composed mainly of Navy Yard employees. On January 9, 1861, a meeting was held at the East Washington Library Association, […]

04 Jan 2016


Lost Capitol Hill: Company C of the Union Regiment

I have been looking at the role of the Washington Navy Yard during the Civil War of late, and particularly at the days after Lincoln’s election but before his inauguration, when D.C.’s situation looked precarious at best. In this fraught time, militias sprang up across the city, and the Navy Yard was especially looked to […]

28 Dec 2015


Lost Capitol Hill: The Inverted Nathanael

In this quiet week between Christmas and the New Year, I have decided to repost one of my favorite stories from the past year, in which I looked into the story wherein the Nathanael Greene statue in Stanton Park had fallen off its pedestal once, long ago. It is one of those stories that sound […]

07 Dec 2015


Lost Capitol Hill: The Japanese Embassy at the Washington Navy Yard – Pt. 2

Last week, we looked at the first Japanese Embassy to the United States, and its arrival on the east coast of the country at the Navy Yard. In today’s installment, we will look at their return visit and what they saw there. The two weeks following the Japanese Embassy’s arrival in Washington were spent in […]

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